A CDE Definition
(Trustworthy Computing Initiative) An umbrella term from Microsoft for its efforts to improve security in Windows. TCI was announced in 2002 after viruses such as Code Red and Nimda had succeeded in attacking numerous Windows computers. In 2004, Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows XP was a major security upgrade that resulted from TCI. See XP SP2.
(Windows XP Service Pack 2) A major security upgrade to Windows XP released in the summer of 2004. Included are numerous internal security patches as well as Windows Firewall, an enhanced version of the previous Internet Connection Firewall (ICF). Windows Firewall is turned on by default. SP2 also added a Windows Security Center control panel to provide a single source for antivirus, firewall and automatic update settings.
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